Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate - Akita

Around 400 trees bloom on Kakunodate’s Bukeyashiki-dori Street (the Samurai District), including large trees planted 300 or more years ago and weeping cherries that have been designated National Natural Monuments, creating a truly picturesque scene. On the embankments of the Hinokinaigawa River that runs alongside the district, there is a line of Somei Yoshino trees stretching for about two kilometers that blooms. (This is designated as one of Japan’s top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites and a place of scenic beauty). You can walk through a tunnel of cherry blossoms in full bloom to make the most of Tohoku’s short spring. The evening cherry trees reflected in the clear stream of the river are also a magnificent sight.

Event Dates Late April - Early May every year (tentative)
Official site http://kakunodate-kanko.jp/sakura.html
Location (venue) Semboku-shi From Bukeyashiki-dori Street to Hinokinaigawa-tsutsumi
Address Higashikatsurakucho, Kakunodate-machi, Senboku-shi, Akita
Venue website http://kakunodate-kanko.jp/sakura.html
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Region Hokkaido Tohoku
Category Nature, Nature

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Aug.20.2018

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